Blue Sky Pilsner | Blue Sky Brewery

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Blue Sky Brewery

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional Czech-style beer made with imported Premium Saaz hops. This filtered Pilsner retains malt, hops and yeast residue giving a full flavoured experience with floral aromas.

Added by heygeebee on 10-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by SmashPants:
Photo of SmashPants
2.11/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bottle: standard 330mL brown bottle with a tacky macro label.

Appearance: light amber in colour with a fair amount of carbonation behind it. A bubbling head jumps up and drops to a film fairly quickly. Not much retention or lacing.

Aroma: smells of cheap grains - possibly corn or rice. Not brilliant.

Taste: Again with the cheap grains. There is a kind of yeasty fug hanging about too.

Aftertaste: not much in the aftertaste, it is fairly crisp. Pretty standard lager stuff, but with an unfortunate fug in the background.

Mouth feel: a very bubbling, sharp mouth feel. Possibly a bit too high on the carbonation.

Overall: until I had a closer inspection of the label half-way through, I could have sworn by both the flavour and the label that it was a cheap import from South-East Asia. Not a brilliant prospect at all - and certainly not a pilsner. Seems far more like a cheap lager.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.68/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours vibrant gold with a large head. Nose shows hay, bready malt and very faint spicy, grassy hops. Pretty restrained. Flavours include more sweet bready malt and hay alongside spicy hops before a mild metallic bitterness finishes things off. A bit overcarbed.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had on-tap at Cairns Airport recently, along with three of their other bland lagers.

And again, sigh, this pours a pale golden colour, this time with a very slight haze to it. Why? If anything I want my pilsner crystal clear (kellerbiers notwithstanding), and this has more haze than their other range. Head is a very fine white colour, forming as a solid ring. Carbonation is fine, but speeds through the very light body. Again, I'm unimpressed, but it has some nice things about it.

Nose is slightly grainy, with a mild herbal edge to it. Otherwise, quite empty: it has a cleanness but an overarching blandness.

Taste is similar, and closer to style, perhaps... if I squint. Light German-style pils grain characters, maybe a touch of sharper hops and a hint of carbonic acidy to it. There's a slight yeasty aftertaste as well, which is unpleasant. It had some good signs, but just veered unsteadily off course.

Overall, this was the best of the lot, and by a decent margin. But this just goes to show what a woeful showing Blue Sky has.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From iPhone notes. On tap at Blue Sky at Cairns airport.

Pours an impressive fluffy white one finger head pale straw hazy body.

Not much on nose, a little corn.
Taste has some hop presence but not a lot, more in Helles lager dough territory.A little metal also in the mix.

Mouthfeel somewhat sharp.

Ok-ish beer but not great by any means, not a true Pilsner IMHO

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
2.25/5  rDev -7%

Blue Sky Pilsner from Blue Sky Brewery
2.42 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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